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Coronavirus News October 18 Highlights: India COVID-19 tally nears 75 lakh mark; recoveries above 65 lakh

Coronavirus News October 18 Highlights: India COVID-19 tally nears 75 lakh mark; recoveries above 65 lakh

Coronavirus News October 18 Highlights: India COVID-19 tally nears 75 lakh mark; recoveries above 65 lakh
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 18, 2020 9:08:39 PM IST (Updated)

Coronavirus News October 18 Highlights: India's COVID-19 caseload neared the 75 lakh mark, while the number of recoveries reached closer to the 66 lakh on Sunday.

Coronavirus News October 18 Highlights:

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India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to74,94,551 with 61,871 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 percent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with the virus claiming 1,033lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the second consecutive day. There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, comprising 10.45 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.52 percent.

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